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Politics | 6/1/2016 2:59:54 PM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - A study by U.K.-based PG Economics finds that farmers around the world who use genetically modified (GM) seeds reaped economic benefits averaging more than $100 per hectare (about 2.5 acres) in 2014 while at the same time improving the environmental sustainability of their operations.
Politics | 6/1/2016 2:17:36 PM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - Egg producers are winning support on both sides of the aisle in their fight against the Agriculture Department's proposal to require hens on organic farms to...

Politics | 6/1/2016 1:59:19 PM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are competing for the farm vote in California, but they're taking completely different paths to...
Politics | 6/1/2016 1:40:08 PM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy has repeatedly assured the agriculture community that the new Clean Water Rule...
Politics | 6/1/2016 11:20:20 AM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - Sustainability needs to become the watchword for companies in the business of feeding the growing world population, CEOs of five major food companies said...
Politics | 6/1/2016 11:00:30 AM
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 - The 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposed by EPA disappointed both biofuels and fossil fuels advocates.That's because EPA set next year's mandate for corn ethanol at 14.8 billion gallons - 200 million gallons below the level set by Congress and far short of ethanol industry capacity but well above what the petroleum industry considers acceptable.
Politics | 6/1/2016 10:50:36 AM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - China is on track for another record-breaking year of beef imports and U.S. exporters remained sidelined because of a...
Politics | 6/1/2016 9:31:18 AM

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - The National Pork Board has selected Bill Even to serve as the organization's next CEO. He takes over on Monday.
Politics | 6/1/2016 9:18:51 AM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - What might one day be called the Idaho Growers Almond Coup may be taking root in the Treasure Valley of southwest Idaho, where farmers...
Politics | 6/1/2016 8:54:22 AM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration today issued draft guidance for voluntary sodium reduction targets for the food industry.
Politics | 6/1/2016 8:48:31 AM
WASHINGTON, June 1, 2016 - A California company is working to put a dent in the cellulosic biofuel portion of the Renewable Fuel Standard - one garbage truck at a time.
Politics | 5/31/2016 11:06:36 AM
WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 - In a decision that did not come as a surprise, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that landowners can challenge Army Corps of Engineers' wetlands determinations in court (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co.).
Politics | 5/27/2016 11:39:47 AM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 - USDA is giving ag producers an extra 30 days to report their farm organization structures related to (Actively Engaged in Farming) determinations.
Politics | 5/27/2016 8:58:38 AM
A highly curious statement was made at last week's U.S. Senate hearing on the Farm Credit System. Leonard Wolfe, the CEO of a community bank in Kansas and one of the...
Politics | 5/27/2016 7:56:30 AM
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 - Donald Trump will be in Fresno, Calif., today where he'll meet privately with a group of farmers before holding a rally.
Politics | 5/27/2016
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - In their second hearing on the state of their industry in the last three days, livestock groups did their best to make the case for less red tape and an increased international footprint.
Politics | 5/26/2016 4:52:34 PM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - The Food and Drug Administration is doing a better job of targeting imported food for inspection but still has work to do, a new Government Accountability Office report concludes.
Politics | 5/26/2016 4:30:24 PM
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack may have less than a year left in office, but that isn't stopping him from delivering forward-looking remarks to ag stakeholders.
Politics | 5/26/2016 2:05:15 PM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - A spending bill that included a rider to stop the Obama administration from implementing its (waters of the U.S.) rule failed in the House after conservatives bolted over an amendment that was adopted to protect LGBT rights.
Politics | 5/26/2016 10:01:13 AM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - Mexico is embracing ethanol and U.S. officials want to make sure they can help, potentially laying the groundwork for a renewable fuels program and ethanol exports...
Politics | 5/26/2016 9:48:24 AM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - Eighty years ago, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act (REA) which charged USDA to provide electric power to rural America.
Politics | 5/26/2016 9:36:29 AM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - Since the Energy Department (DOE) launched the SunShot Initiative in 2011 with a goal of making solar electricity cost-competitive with traditional sources of electricity by 2020...
Politics | 5/26/2016 9:23:47 AM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - A public database that allows users to quickly review the status of 38 clean energy policies across all 50 states was recently
Politics | 5/26/2016 9:05:57 AM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - Significant coal retirements are expected to continue regardless of whether the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan (CPP)...
Politics | 5/26/2016 8:06:39 AM
WASHINGTON, May 26, 2016 - California's drought has taken center stage this week in the House as Republicans have pressed forward with two bills that would roll back environmental protections that limit the flow of irrigation water into the Central Valley.
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